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Colorado Fall Color
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09-16-2012, 11:16 AM James Hager
I'm down in Silverton and the color here is near peak with lots of oranges. It's also good north of Red Mountain Pass down to Ironton Park and should peak in a few days. Crystal Lake, the reservoir in Ironton Park, has been drained.

The color on the west side of Ophir is pretty good and should peak in a few days.

Color is just starting around Dallas Divide.

I came down over McClure Pass on Friday and the color was getting good. Some areas were already good for intimate scenes, but grand landscapes will probably take a few days to develop.
09-20-2012, 04:14 PM James Hager
The area north of Red Mountain Pass is at peak.

Silverjack is getting good and should peak in a few days. The Ridgway side of Owl Creek Pass still has a way to go.

The Dallas Divide area has some patches of color, but overall it still has a way to go.
09-22-2012, 12:41 PM James Hager
Last Dollar Rd is good. There are some small areas that peaked two or three days ago, lots of areas that will peak within a few days, and other areas that will peak in the next several days.
09-23-2012, 03:46 PM Roger Clark
Hi James,

Thanks for the info. Please keep the reports coming as they are much appreciated!

09-24-2012, 01:45 PM James Hager
The west side of Owl Creek Pass is getting good.

Dallas Divide is getting good and the weather we've been having is dropping some snow on the Sneffels Range. The weather is also bringing wind so the peak leaves won't last long.

You're welcome, Roger.
09-25-2012, 10:59 AM James Hager
The storms yesterday afternoon and last night dropped a lot of snow on the Sneffels Range and they're looking great. The color is starting to peak at Dallas Divide, so now's the time to be here.
09-27-2012, 10:23 PM Roger Clark
This afternoon, the road west of Kebler pass
was stunning. The aspen are past peak on the
crested Butte area, but get better and better
further west and are approaching peak in some areas.
With the storm clouds breaking up, photo ops
were awesome.


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